Fun for all the family at free Braywick Nature Centre Festival

Pond dipping, minibeast safari sessions and nature walks are some of the activities on offer at this year’s Braywick Nature Centre Festival on Saturday 23 July.

The day, which is free and open to all, will run from midday until 5pm and will also include den building, face painting, live music from Hartbeats African Drumming, drumming workshops and food and drink. All activities are free.

The festival will take place in the nature centre garden and across Braywick Nature Reserve and is organised by the Royal Borough’s Natural Environment Team.

Jason Mills, the Royal Borough’s Natural Environment Manager, said: “We are so fortunate to have a fantastic facility like Braywick Nature Centre and the reserve in the borough, and the festival is a great opportunity for people to come along, learn more about this unique area and the amazing array of wildlife that call it home.”

Councillor David Coppinger, cabinet member for environmental services, parks & countryside & Maidenhead, added: “Braywick Nature Centre acts as a community hub to promote awareness of the natural environment and offers support for local conservation and amenity groups, as well as opportunities for volunteers. The festival is a chance to showcase the centre and reserve and is an opportunity not to be missed, so please do come along and enjoy the day.”

The team is appealing for members of the community, including local wildlife groups and enthusiasts, to run nature-themed stalls at the festival. If you are interested in having a stall, please email Rosie.street@rbwm.gov.uk for further details.

Parking at the centre is limited and it is recommended that visitors park at the Braywick Leisure Centre car park, less than a five-minute walk away. Pushchairs and wheelchairs are welcome, along with well behaved dogs on leads.

There is no need to book, just come along on the day, but please respond by visiting the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/456521019541899 so the team have a sense of numbers attending.

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